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A View from the White House, Part II

Published 1975

Guest: Rumsfeld, Donald
Theme: The Presidency

Run time 28:00
Producer The Open Mind
Audio/Visual sound, color


Reviewer: DonHo - - October 2, 2005
Subject: Restoration of Trust, Collective Action, and Unfair Attacks
Rummy recalls a speech made by Stevenson in 1954 decrying the effects of McCarthyism. Without trust, government is stuck like a ship on a sandbar: unable to move. Without compromise with others and subsuming one's interests for the common good, no individual can achieve anything in life. If a good man is attacked unfairly and no one rushes to his defense, then good men will avoid public office.

None of this applies to the Rumsfeld of today.